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America’s Hottest Housing Debate Is Coming to Oregon

Dec. 7 2018 4:48 PMMinneapolis Confronts Its History of Housing SegregationBy doing away with single-family zoning, the city takes on high rent, long commutes, and racism in real estate in one fell swoop.
Dec. 4 2018 2:45 PMFrance’s Latest Protests Are a Rejection of All Things Macron
Nov. 26 2018 7:37 PMGM’s Shift Away From Cars Is Not Good News for Pedestrians or the Planet
Nov. 21 2018 7:08 PMHouston’s Sprawl May Have Slowed Down Hurricane Harvey—and Made It Worse
Nov. 14 2018 12:25 PMAmazon Can’t Make Crystal City WorseIt’s a weird, semivacant failed experiment of a neighborhood (with a puppet store). No one will miss it.
Nov. 13 2018 1:33 PMCities Should Never, Ever Agree to an HQ2 Contest AgainThe billions that Virginia and New York are giving to Amazon will only worsen corporate shakedowns for public subsidies. Here’s how to stop the madness.
Nov. 8 2018 7:42 PMRelax, Amazon and Google Can’t Ruin New York City
Nov. 7 2018 2:56 AMRepublicans Lost the Suburbs
Nov. 6 2018 6:45 PMWhy Amazon’s Reported Plan to Put HQ2 in Virginia and New York Is So Underwhelming
Nov. 3 2018 12:12 PMCould the Blue Wave Leave Oregon Dry?Its progressive governor is in a surprisingly tough race—suggesting white suburban Democrats might be more fickle than we thought.
Oct. 31 2018 5:03 PMWhat if Instead of Asking Children to Dress in Reflective Tape We Built Streets That Were Safe to Trick or Treat On?
Oct. 17 2018 12:21 PMRent Control Is BackFor years, economists have argued that the protections harmed the tenants they were supposed to help. The evidence complicates the diagnosis.
Oct. 9 2018 7:05 PMAustralia Has a Plan to Keep Immigrants Out of Its Largest Cities
Oct. 1 2018 2:10 PMWhat Makes Rent “Affordable”?America’s standard metric compares rents to incomes. That doesn’t tell the whole story.
Sept. 21 2018 1:50 PMThe Architect Who Wanted MoreThe weird, unpopular, and important ideas of Robert Venturi, the most influential architect of his generation.
Dec. 5 2018 12:25 PMGoogle’s Self-Driving Car Spinoff Waymo Launches Taxi Service in Arizona
Nov. 29 2018 12:57 PMHow We Built Our Way Into an Urban Flooding Epidemic
Nov. 26 2018 10:47 AMCan We Design California Houses So They Don’t Burn?Technically, we can. But we won’t.
Nov. 15 2018 6:55 PMDo New Yorkers Even Want Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs?Even in prosperous times, the city is getting harder to live in—and it’s not clear how HQ2 will help.
Nov. 13 2018 1:44 PMAmazon’s New York Headquarters Will Have a Helipad Because of Course It Will
Nov. 12 2018 9:03 PMWhy Can’t Democrats Win in Ohio?They’ve lost the Buckeye State—but maybe they never had it at all.
Nov. 8 2018 3:29 PMScott Walker’s War on the Public Sector Came Back to Bite HimThe Wisconsin governor crippled unions and starved school budgets. It was the schools that got him.
Nov. 6 2018 11:11 PMNew York City’s Last Congressional Republican Goes Down
Nov. 5 2018 5:30 PMWhat if There Is No Amazon HQ2?
Nov. 1 2018 9:03 PMEating Pizza While Venice Sinks
Oct. 22 2018 7:35 PM“A Mob of Humanity”The images of the Honduran caravan give Republicans what they need to further distort the immigration debate.
Oct. 12 2018 8:03 AMYes, I Wear Headphones While I Bike. I Have No Regrets.
Oct. 4 2018 8:30 AMLondon UndergroundThe city’s elites went to war over basements.
Sept. 25 2018 2:14 PMWhat YIMBYs Should Learn From New York’s Hasidic, Chinese, and Bangladeshi Enclaves
Sept. 18 2018 2:27 PMFor North Carolina, and for the Rest of Us, the Danger Is Rain

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